Leonard Bernstein’s 1944 musical On the Town, originally elaborated from the Jerome Robbins ballet Fancy Free, soon won its place as one of the most popular and successful musicals of all time. Its story of three sailors with only 24 hours to enjoy the delights of New York, combines a racy score by the young Bernstein, with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and choreography by Jerome Robbins. Hit songs include New York, New York, Come Up to My Place, Some Other Time and Lonely Town.
Staged performances of On the Town are licensed by Boosey & Hawkes throughout the world except the United States and Canada and first-class productions in the British Isles. A concert version is also available from Boosey & Hawkes worldwide.